The Associates Portfolio

by Devanshu Mehta

On the subject of the Associate nations, Ducking Beamers makes a good point:

[O]f all the Associates, I think Ireland and Afghanistan have the most potential. I say this not to disparage the likes of Canada or Kenya or the Netherlands. No, this is simple geography: the Irish are a good team in part due to the proximity to England, and Afghanistan’s squad was born in Pakistan. These teams make sense and we’d be stupid to let them slip back into obscurity.

Now if only someone could come up with a plan to save New Zealand

Like I said, I wouldn’t mind trading NZ and WI for a couple of scrappy associates.